GUIDE TO CATHOLIC RECORDS ABOUT NATIVE AMERICANS IN THE U.S.
Volume 2: Midwest United States
North Dakota: ND-5

State Historical Society of North Dakota. North Dakota Heritage Center. State Archives
612 East Boulevard Avenue
Bismarck, ND 58505

Phone: 701-328-2666
Email: histsoc@nd.gov

 

Hours: See website

Access: No restrictions

Copying facilities: Yes

 

Holdings of Catholic records about Native Americans:

Inclusive dates: 1868-1957

Volume: ca. .25 cubic foot

Description: 4 collections: 

 

/1 “Roman Catholic Diocese of Fargo. Parish History Files, A366”

Inclusive dates: 1890-1947

Volume: 3 reels of microfilm

Description: Parish history questionnaires, historical sketches, parish anniversary books, and photographs for parish churches in eastern North Dakota (e.g. Belcourt, St. Ann Church, Dunseith, St. Louis Church, Fort Totten, Our Lady of the Seven Dolors Church, Pembina, Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church, Rolette, Sacred Heart Church, St. John, St. John Church, St. Michael, St. Michael Church, Wahpeton, St. John Church); original records in Diocese of Fargo Chancery, Fargo, North Dakota.

 

/2 “St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Church. Records, A385”

Inclusive dates: 1868-1957

Volume: 1 reel microfilm

Description: Fort Yates, Standing Rock Reservation (Hunkpapa), North Dakota; baptisms, first communions, confirmations, marriages, deaths, and parish membership list. 

 

/3 “Jean Baptiste Marie Genin Papers, B146”

Inclusive dates: ca. 1880-1907

Volume: 27 items

Description: Notes in French concerning Cree and Ojibwa languages and Catholic theology by Rev. Jean Baptiste Marie Genin, O.M.I. 

 

/4 “Wehrle, Vincent, 1855-1941. Papers, B165”

Inclusive dates: 1916-1921, 1935

Volume: 1 item and 1 reel of microfilm

Description: Clippings, pamphlets, and correspondence of Bishop Vincent Wehrle, O.S.B., of Bismarck.   

 

Unless noted otherwise, the repository named above holds (or held) the records described and not the Marquette University Archives. However, Marquette’s holdings, e.g. Bureau of Catholic Indian Missions Records, include related records about these Native and Catholic groups and places.

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